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Kids Culture for January 20

Tasty treats, story times, babysitting basics for teenagers, and much more.

Jan 20, 2022
Concern for the Youngest in the Face of Omicron

As Covid-19 hospitalizations among children skyrocketed in December, particularly impacting children who aren’t eligible for vaccine shots yet, health experts and educators are keeping a watchful eye and doing everything they can to keep kids safe. “It’s really important that if you’re thinking about herd immunity, children are part of the herd,” a chief at Stony Brook Children's Hospital said.

Jan 20, 2022
Education Briefs for January 20

Isabel Madison has stepped back into the role of assistant superintendent for business in the East Hampton School District. Deirdre Herzog, who retired as district treasurer in December, is also returning. Elsewhere, the Bridgehampton School’s new fitness center opened this week to members of the public who are residents of the district.

Jan 20, 2022
New Hope Here for Deaf Children

Here on the South Fork, a young couple whose daughter was born hard of hearing are spearheading their own campaign to raise awareness of hearing-loss issues. For the very young, "It's not just about speech. It’s about brain development, about connecting sounds to visuals, to behavior. And if you don’t tackle that early, there’s a high chance your child could be delayed for a very long time.”

Jan 20, 2022
Kids Culture for January 13

Trees in winter, cupcake decorating, gaming, and take-home kits from libraries are on tap for kids and teens this week.

Jan 13, 2022
Making Words at Watermill

The best words to describe the Hayground School senior learners’ 2022 residency at the Watermill Center may not even be invented yet.

Jan 13, 2022
Schools Adjust for the Omicron Reality

With in-person classes hanging in the balance, the Springs School Board adopted a five-day return rule for kids and employees out on Covid-19 quarantine or isolation — a distinct departure from the 10-day rule maintained by several nearby school districts. Another controversial Covid policy, known as test-to-stay, was under discussion in Sag Harbor, Montauk, and Springs this week.

Jan 13, 2022
Covid Case Count Leads to Remote Learning at High School

East Hampton High School students will have at least two more days of remote lessons this week, Monday and Tuesday, with administrators planning a return to in-person classes on Wednesday.

Jan 10, 2022
Schools See Impact of Omicron

Spurred by an avalanche of positive Covid-19 cases over the holiday season among families, kids, and teachers, virus-related impacts have been fast and furious in coming to South Fork schools.

Jan 6, 2022
Snow Forecast Cancels School Across South Fork

With the National Weather Service predicting a 100-percent chance of snow overnight Thursday into Friday afternoon, schools here have begun to announce closures.

Jan 6, 2022
Kids Culture for January 6

Dance and acting classes, ukelele and percussion, virtual fun, and celebrations of snow, snow, snow are on the schedule for kids and teens this week.

Jan 6, 2022
This High School Club Is AWSEM

At East Hampton High School, AWSEM stands for Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, Math (and Coding), and this club is offering an outlet for girls interested in those areas. The members are becoming proficient coders, designers, scientific thinkers, problem solvers, and collaborators.

Jan 6, 2022